The Pakistani wrestler has added another medal to his cabinet after bagging gold at the World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar.
The 30-year old remained unbeaten in the 90kg weight category throughout the day and truly outclassed all of his opponents.
In the final round, Inam was trailing 0-2 against Georgian Dato Marsagishvili but towards the end of the fight, Inam pulled himself together and gathered five crucial points to register a 5-2 victory instead.
After registering the victory, Inam raised the Pakistani flag and roamed around the arena as he won the gold medal.
Inam beat Spain’s Pedro Jacinto Garcia Perez 3-0 in the semi-final and remained top of the group winning all four of his matches.
Speaking to media after the victory, Inam Butt said:
It was tough group for me, but I had prepared well for the championship. In the final, I was mentally prepared as I had defeated Marsagishvilli in group matches. But, he was very aggressive in the gold medal bout. After he got an initial point, a point was awarded to him that was supposed to be for me, but I didn’t lose hope.
Even before the World Beach Games, we didn’t get enough training opportunities. I trained at my AKHARA for six months and the PSB invited me for camp only three weeks before the event.
Now I have to play Olympic qualifiers but there’s no ray of hope for me. I can’t go anywhere for training purpose.